Advanced Tyre Testing facility, by the Apollo Tyre makers housed at its Global Research and Development Centre, Asia has been inaugurated at Chennai. The new facility will help improve the efficiency of the product development cycle for passenger vehicles, two-wheeler tyres, and also for electric vehicles.
Flat-trac machine and Anechoic Chamber which is holistically customer- designed is the key feature of this Advanced Tyre Testing Facility, leading to faster product development in OE and Replacement market. Specific vehicles for Electric Vehicles will be directly benefitted from this facility.
Daniele Lorenzetti, Chief Technology Officer of Apollo Tyres Ltd, at the inauguration said that a strong focus on continuous improvement in the efficiency of product development will be further augmented and new testing capabilities for future vehicle models will be augmented through the Tyre Testing Facility. Simulating closely to real-world conditions, it has been aligned with Apollo Tyres’ 2026 vision.
The Flat-trac machine, which is a key component of Advanced Tyre Testing, is custom designed to address the tyre simulation needs of future vehicles, such as Electric Vehicles and autonomous vehicles.
A high-speed Uniformity machine combined with Anechoic Chamber is another key factor of the Testing facility, which helps to simulate Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH).
Apollo Tyres Testing Facility has been designed in a way of reducing expenses and is less time-consuming. Augmenting the advanced testing capabilities, it has different tracks around the world.